By WK Editorial Staff
The panel voted 8 – 6 against rehearing a legal challenge to the individual mandate.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to revisit its December ruling which found that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate was unconstitutional (see ACA individual mandate unconstitutional; remanded for further study of severability, December 19, 2019). The Fifth Circuit judges took up the vote to consider a rehearing en banc at the request of one of the judges. Six judges voted in favor of a hearing and eight voted against (State of Texas v. U.S., January 29, 2020, per curium).
The case is No. 19-10011.
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